29042022-TTC-01.qxd 4/29/2022 IN KYIV, UN CHIEF DECRIES ‘ABSURDITY OF WAR’ WORLD /thetribunechd 12:36 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 117 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 friday | 29 april 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Hisar@46°C, heatwave tointensify over 5 days Tribune News Service IN BRIEF Indonesia ban traps palm oil supply to India MUMBAI: Indonesia’s wider palm oil export ban has trapped at ports and oil mills at least 2.9 lakh tonnes of edible oil meant for supply to India. BUSINESS Jahangirpuri accused arrested from Bengal NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police have arrested one of the most wanted accused in the Jahangirpuri riots, Farid, alias Neetu, from West Bengal, sources said. TNS Koregaon probe panel summons Sharad Pawar MUMBAI: The Koregaon-Bhima probe panel has summoned NCP chief Sharad Pawar on May 5-6 for recording of evidence in the 2018 caste violence case. PTI 7 PILOTS UNDER PROBE OVER OFFENSIVE LINGO New Delhi: Regulator DGCA has started a probe after finding seven IndiGo pilots allegedly using offensive language over salary issues on radio frequency, meant for emergency communications. TNS New Delhi, April 28 Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi will witness heatwave conditions over the next five days. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued an alert, asking people to avoid exposure and stay hydrated. Heatwave means the maximum temperature in the plains is at least 40°C. When the temperature is 45°C or beyond, it’s called severe heatwave. The IMD warning came on a day when large parts of the country sweltered under extreme heat with rampant power cuts across states amid massive coal shortage at thermal power plants. It said heatwave conditions in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi would continue for the next five days and start abating only after May 3, when a strong western disturbance is likely to approach northwest India, bringing some rain. “Isolated parts of Punjab, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan will witness a western disturbance, leading to a dust storm and some traces of rain on April 30, but this will not be strong enough to cause any significant fall in heatwave conditions that would continue until May 3 and abate thereafter,” IMD scientist RK Jenamani said. Delhi’s Com- RESPITE AFTER MAY 3 MERCURY METER Heatwave is expected to start abating only after May 3, when a strong western disturbance is likely to approach northwest India, bringing some rain. DELHI (CWG COMPLEX) PATIALA SIRSA GURUGRAM JIND AMRITSAR CHANDIGARH GURDASPUR 46°C 45.9°C 45.7°C 45.6°C 44.7°C 44°C 42.2°C 40.6°C A security man uses umbrella amid scorching heat in Agra. PTI POWER SHORTAGE: HARYANA BODY PULLED UP Chandigarh: The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission has pulled up the Haryana Power Purchase Centre for not taking timely steps to prevent the current shortage and approaching it for the approval of source and tariff at the eleventh hour. INSIDE monwealth Games Village Sports Complex and Haryana’s Hisar recorded maximum temperature of 46°C on Thursday, which, according to IMD data sheets on heatwaves shared until 9 pm, was the highest in India, followed by Allahabad at 45.6°C. Most parts of Punjab witnessed heatwave conditions with Patiala recording continued on page 9 edit: crippling heatwave AFSPA may go totally from NE: PM Tribune News Service New Delhi, April 28 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said efforts were on to remove Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) completely from the northeastern region. Addressing the “peace, unity and development rally” at Diphu in Karbi Anglong district of Assam, the Prime Minister said AFSPA had been withdrawn from several parts of the region as the law and order situation had improved in the last eight years. Karbi Anglong is among the nine districts of Assam where AFSPA contin- 12 years on, tenders floated for Central HP varsity campuses Dharamsala, April 28 After nearly 12 years, Central University Himachal Pradesh (CUHP) will finally have its own campuses. The tenders have been floated for the construction of the campuses at Dehra and Jadrangal (Dharamsala). Sat Prakash Bansal, V-C, said Rs 476 crore tenders had been issued by the Central Public Works Department. The work on the twin campuses would have to be completed within 30 months after the allotment of tender. INSIDE 80% REDUCTION IN INSURGENCY IN 8 YRS ■ Incidents of insurgency in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to address the ‘peace, unity and development rally’ at Diphu in Karbi Anglong, Assam. PTI ues to be in force. This is the Prime Minister’s first visit to Assam after AFSPA was partially lifted from the state earlier this month. “As the (law and order) situation has improved with 75 per cent decrease in violence in the region, there have been changes in the imposition of Modi to meet Biden at Quad summit in May Tribune News Service New Delhi, April 28 Top leaders of the Quadrilateral, or Quad, comprising India, US, Australia and Japan will meet in Japan in the second half of May. US President Joe Biden would travel to South Korea and Japan from May 20 to 24 and attend the Quad summit in Tokyo, during which he would also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, adding that details of the meeting were awaited. The last meeting of the top Quad leadership was held in September last year. While Prime Minister Modi, Biden and Australia PM Scott Morrison have attended Quad meetings together, Japanese PM Kishida Fumio would be making his maiden appearance at the summit. northeastern states reduced by 80 per cent in the last eight years while casualties of security forces went down by 75 per cent and civilian deaths by 99 per cent, an official report said. ■ According to the annual report of the MHA, the situation in the North-East has improved substantially since 2014 and the year 2020 recorded the lowest insurgency incidents. laws. AFSPA was first revoked in Tripura and then in Meghalaya,” he said. The previous governments in Assam in the continued on page 9 Govt reinstates IAS officer Shah Faesal 3 years after he quit New Delhi, April 28 The government has accepted IAS officer Shah Faesal’s application for withdrawing his resignation and reinstated him in service and his next posting would be announced soon, Home Ministry officials said here on Thursday. Faesal, who submitted his resignation in January 2019 and floated the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement continued on page 9 Ex-Dy Speaker’s niece got ~50K salary as his cook Ruchika M Khanna Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 28 Former Punjab Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker Ajaib Singh Bhatti’s niece was employed as his cook, drawing a monthly salary of Rs 50,000. Later, she was “adjusted” as a clerk in the Assembly. Sumanpreet Kaur’s is not the solitary case of such “highprofile” employment. As Pun- Punjab to probe 154 Vidhan Sabha recruitments has ❝ None of myinimmediate relatives If been recruited the Vidhan Sabha. someone was recruited, who is distantly related to me, it must have been on merit alone. Ajaib Singh Bhatti, FORMER DEPUTY SPEAKER jab today ordered a probe into the recruitment of 154 persons in the Vidhan Sabha during MUST PREPARE FOR SHORT, SWIFT WARS: IAF BACK PAGE the previous Congress rule, the list of “under-investigation” employees seems to be a telling tale of the state of affairs during that period. Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan, who will conduct the probe, said he had received a complaint from Tourism Minister Harjot Singh Bains. “Any illegality in recruitments will be looked into and action taken,” he said. The complainant has alleged that maximum persons were recruited continued on page 9
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